The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Department of International Relations of Tsinghua University are pleased to invite you to a seminar on terrorism risk and counter-terrorism policies along One Belt One Road.
Marc Julienne (INALCO, French Foundation for Strategic Research)
Shen Xiaochen (Tsinghua University)
Shi Zhiqin, Professor and Dean of the International Relations Department of Tsinghua University, co-director of the Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Center
Marc Julienne : “Risk in Terrorism perspective along ‘Belt & Road'”
China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiatives bring a new momentum and new opportunities for economic development and cooperation among states. However, these initiatives come with many challenges, the security risk ranking among the most prominent ones. With Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asian countries in the front line of the Silk Road Economic Belt, the terrorist risk should not be overlooked, especially with the attempts by al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and local jihadist groups to strengthen their foothold in the region. Therefore, China is dealing with those risks through various bilateral and multilateral cooperation frameworks. We will first attempt to assess the risks posed by these terrorist organizations, and then analyze China’s strategy to protect the B&R from those risks.…
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to a seminar on new developments in the Chinese social sector.
Virginie Arantes (Université Libre de Belgique),
Olivier Ruelle ((Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Jia Xijin, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University, Vice Dean of the Institute of Philanthropy of Tsinghua University
Chloé Froissart, Director of the Tsinghua Sino-French Research Center
Virginie Arantes: “The emergence of a ‘Green’ third sector in China: Cross-sectional study of grassroots NGOs
Social enterprises are a relatively new concept in China; however, their emergence already seems « unstoppable » in Shanghai. Indeed, a growing number of different actors have been actively emerging and promoting a new entrepreneurial approach in order to address social issues and create positive community changes. After more than two decades of what have been called an « association revolution » with the exponential rise of NGOs in China, a time of social enterprises development seem to have come. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Shanghai, this article suggests that the diversification of the third sector with the emergence of social enterprises can be seen as a strategic response of society in order to overcome the restrictive and controlled environment imposed to NGOs in China.…
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Sociology Departement of Tsinghua University are pleased to invite you to a presentation of Camille Boullenois, with Professor Liu Jingming (Professor of sociology at Tsinghua University):
Camille Boullenois is a PhD student in the Department of Political and Social Change, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. Her research expertise relates to social relations and social change in contemporary China, especially pertaining to rural China, agricultural policy, entrepreneurship, social mobility, rural-urban migration. She also works as an analyst at China Policy, and contributes regularly to China Analysis and Oxford Analytica, writing on Chinese society and politics.
“Social mobility in rural China: a study of entrepreneurs in Taiqian County”
« 中国农村地区的社会阶层流动 : 以台前县的企业家为例 »
Camille Boullenois will present her current doctoral research on social mobility in rural China after 1978. The liberalisation reforms after 1978 have led to increased, though limited, social mobility. Preliminary findings suggest a continuation of previous communist elites, who took advantage of their position to take over collective enterprises, and adapted their strategies to assert and maintain their power in the local area. But a new group of private entrepreneurs also joined the ranks of this enduring elite, starting business from scratch, often after working several years in cities.…
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to a presentation of Judith Audin (in English).
Judith Audin is a post-doctoral researcher for the MEDIUM Project (Sciences Po Aix/CHERPA). She is a specialist of urban sociology and comparative politics in contemporary China. After many years of research about local governement in Beijing and Chongqing, she now studies the power dynamics in medium-sized cities in Datong and Zhuhai.
The reshaping of social groups through the process of urban renewal in postsocialist China : a case study on the coal miners in Datong (Shanxi province)
Around Datong, the “coal capital city”, Tongmei Group (a state-owned company) gradually absorbed many coal mines. In 2006, Tongmei carried out a massive urban renewal project. Coal miners from different mines, who used to live on the production sites in very precarious and uncomfortable self-built houses, were relocated in a new urban neighbourhood financed and conceived by Tongmei, which now counts 300 000 inhabitants. How does this residential migration impact the social group of miners? This presentation will highlight the restructuring of social ties and the change in the sense of belonging of the families through the double process of urban renewal and of the economic crisis triggered by the fall in coal prices last year.…
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Sociology Department of Tsinghua university are pleased to invite you to a presentation of Jingyun Dai (in English).
With broad interests in political sociology and organizations, Jingyun Dai has been conducting research on non-governmental organization advocacy and the state-society relations in China. Originally from mainland China, she is now studying sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The Advocacy Strategies of Environmental NGOs in China
Contrary to their common image as service providers, Chinese grassroots environmental NGOs (ENGOs) are employing a variety of advocacy strategies in efforts to influence government. Based on in-depth interviews with ENGOs active in Guangdong, this research examines this recent turn to advocacy and considers its implications for the further development of Chinese civil society. Four advocacy strategies are identified: (1) using institutional channels to communicate with government; (2) nurturing an interactive relationship with government; (3) selecting ‘frames’ palatable to the state; and (4) mobilizing media to win social support. Taken as a whole, such practices suggest the ability of civil society to carve out more political space than the state would like to grant. While this increased policy engagement by ENGOs could lead to stronger state ‘governance’, we argue that it may instead open up new pathways for robust civic engagement.…
何飞让 (Jean Ruffier)
评议人: 孟泉, 首都经贸大学劳动经济学院讲师
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to the following presentation (in English) :
PhD candidate at at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, and recipient of the CEFC short-term mobility grant for doctoral research
“Hyphenated-Chinese in China:Western born second generation overseas Chinese’s ethnic ‘return’ migration to China”
This research project explores the ethnic “return” migration of second generation overseas Chinese born in Western countries to their ancestral homeland, China. With the purpose of understanding how their ”homecoming” experiences and success or failure to integrate socially and culturally into the ancestral homeland’ society leads to the re-evaluation of their identity, Nathalie Mingboupha hypothesizes that this highly-skilled migrant group’s definitions of self and home evolve along with their transition from being a racial minority in their birth country to a cultural minority in their ethnic homeland. Resting upon qualitative methods combining the use of primary and secondary sources (mostly semi-structured in-depth interviews and document analyses), the aim of this research is to uncover this migrant group’s multifaceted identities through their migration stories.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 2pm to 4pm
Tsinghua University Mingzhai Building, Room 349A…
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to the following presentation (in Chinese) :
PhD candidate in sociology at Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion and recipient of the CEFC short-term mobility grant for doctoral research
“The Passing of Glory: Urban Development, Local Politics, and Christianity on Gulangyu Island, Xiamen”
After the defeat of Qing government in the First Opium War, Xiamen was forcibly opened to the outside world as a trading port. At the same time, Christianity entered. As increasingly more westerners came, Gulangyu was thrust into a Western-led modernization process, in which Christianity played a major role in reshaping the sociocultural context of the island. Trinity Church, built in 1934, was a witness to the prosperity of Christianity on this island. Despite the harsh repression during Mao’s political campaigns, Trinity Church survived and revived after its reopening in the late 1970s. However, the church was doomed to decline because of the state-led commercialization driven by the development of tourism on the island. As Gulangyu experienced rapid social, cultural, and demographic changes, Christianity on the island in general and Trinity Church in particular were inevitably affected. This research, based on ethnography of Trinity Church, reveals the fate of Christianity on the changing island.…
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre organised the following presentation (in English) :
PhD candidate at the University of Warwick
and recipient of the CEFC short-term mobility grant for doctoral research
“China’s Exchange Rate Policy Making in the 21st Century: Theoretical Framework and Empirical Studies”
Discussant : Prof. Bao Jianyun
Director of International Political Economy Research Centre
and Deputy Director of International Politics Department at
Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 14:00 to 16:00
Tsinghua University Mingzhai Building, Room 337…
The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre organised the following presentation (in English) :
PhD candidate at the School for Higher Studies in Social Sciences, Paris
“Righteous actions” in Chinese public space and the history of their treatment by the government
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 2pm to 4pm
Mingzhai Building, Room 337…